Thoughts on ALM, Azure, and Agile by Walter Myers III

Principal Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services based in Irvine, CA. I blog on Azure and Application Lifecycle Management using Agile techniques.

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  • Blog Post: Three Best Practices For Success in TFS 2010 Agile Projects

    Okay, there are a lot of things you probably should be doing in TFS 2010 and probably are already doing. But my “Big 3” best practices are things some agile development teams I have worked with should be doing, but they tend to balk at even when I emphasize the importance of each. So I thought a blog...
  • Blog Post: Handling Change Requests in Three Tier Hierarchy for MSF Agile 5.0

    In this short post, I will discuss two models for handling change requests in the MSF Agile 5.0 process template for Team Foundation Server 2010. If you’re wondering “What Change Request?” since out of the box the MSF Agile 5.0 template doesn’t have one, then it is the Change Request that I added in...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started on Manual Testing With Microsoft Test Manager 2010

    The Microsoft Test Manager 2010 is a new manual testing tool that integrates fully with Team Foundation Server 2010. This tool is designed for the Test professional, and integrates the management of test plans along with their test cases into the full development lifecycle of a Team Foundation team project...
  • Blog Post: Using a Three Tier Work Item Hierarchy With TFS 2010

    This blog is to introduce you to one three-tier work item strategy we use at Microsoft for tracking requirements and tasks during iterative solution development. It comes in the form of a process template provided as a download in this post that you can upload to your TFS 2010 implementation. It is a...
  • Blog Post: Using MSF Agile 5.0 Workbooks in Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010

    This blog provides a walkthrough of using the provided workbooks for iterative projects in the TFS 2010 MSF Agile 5.0 process template. First, let’s take a look at the Team Explorer “plug-in” in the Visual Studio 2010 IDE: Next, we’ll go to the SharePoint project portal to show how Team Explorer echoes...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Connect to TFS 2010 From Visual Studio 2008?

    I'm sure some are wondering if they will be able to connect to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 from the existing Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer. The good news is "yes," you can, but as of current you will have to provide the full construction of the URL in order to connect successfully. But there...
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